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How do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Like aspirin, NSAIDs block the production of prostaglandins that cause inflammation, pain, and stiffness.

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